I had not intended to leave my blog alone and wordless for as long as I have and for that I apologize.
I was able teach a few classes during the summer - Children's art, Paint Nite and also hosted a Clay with Kate Nite. All did very well and I hope that they were successful in encouraging an interest in getting creative.
Opening just last week was a Fall Extravaganza at The Mistlin Gallery here and I finally got all my bits together, filed the prospectus and entered a couple of pieces of my ceramic art. They were judged and accepted into the show and the most wonderful part was that my two dozen Matilija (pronounced Mat-il-eh-ha) Poppies won a Second Place Award ribbon in the 3-D Art category. First thing I've ever won!! I am still so thrilled!
|2nd Place Winner, 3-D Art Category, 2016|
I'm already thinking about the next show and what I'll make.
Here are just a few things I've been working on:
Terra Cotta flowers :
|These are 4-5 inch terra cotta flowers just waiting for their friends to be made.|
I've got a plan for many, many red flowers so these are just the first installment. Every one of my flowers are hand built, no molds. I like them to have a fluid quality, as though the wind was moving the petals.
|These hands started out to be hands holding the whole world but I got|
a bit distracted so they are on hold for the moment.
One of my Paint Nite examples, I was going to add a lot more foliage but I'm not sure, I may like this just as it is:
These small dishes were created for the Knights Ferry General Store, a historical fixture that recently reopened in Knights Ferry, California which is also home to one of the oldest covered bridges in the country.
And I've had cards printed with my various little paintings or doodles. They turned out pretty good.
Well that's it for now and there is so much more I've been working on since my last post but I don't want to overdo it!
Thanks for visiting my little space. Comments are always appreciated.